Postdoctoral Scientist – Neuroscience Research Cluster

At Cedars-Sinai,
postdoctoral scientists and other junior researchers fulfill a critical role in
expanding the horizons of medical knowledge through biomedical research. By
hosting more than 100 postdocs, who conduct vital research and receive advanced
training with expert faculty mentors, Cedars-Sinai supports the
ongoing medical education process that continues beyond PhD/MD graduation.


Overview: Neuroscience


Postdoctoral scientists within the neuroscience cluster are studying the development, normal function, plasticity and diseases of the nervous system at the molecular, cellular or systems level. Distributed across the Departments of Biomedical Sciences, Neurology, Neurosurgery and the Regenerative Medicine Institute, a growing group of laboratories at Cedars-Sinai provide numerous outstanding postdoctoral training opportunities in neuroscience-related areas. Approaches include, among others, electrophysiology and imaging, cell culture and slice studies, genetic disease models, genomics, iPS-derived neural cells, biochemistry, behavior and computational approaches.

Essential Job Duties and


  • May assist in preparation of grant proposals, but is
    not responsible for generating grant funds.
  • May participate in publications and presentations as
    author or co-author.
  • Designs and performs experiments. Will keep appropriate
    experimental records and documentation and analyze the results with the
    Principal Investigator.
  • May develop, adapt, and implement new research
    techniques and protocols.
  • Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data.
  • Performs routine and complex laboratory procedures
    throughout training period.
  • Operates and maintains equipment and instruments.


Doctorate (MD, PhD, VMD,
or DDS) in area directly related to field of research specialization.



Works independently on
research projects designed by a mentor (typically the PI) within area of
specialization. Acquires thorough technical and theoretical knowledge of
research project and objectives during one to five (1-5) year post-doctoral
appointment. Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures,
including detailed data collection, and analysis and operation and maintenance
of specialized equipment. Knowledge of safety standards and maintenance of
specialized equipment.

Working Title: Postdoctoral Scientist – Neuroscience Research Cluster
Department: Cancer Resrch Ctr Health Eqty
Business Entity: Academic / Research
Job Category: Academic/Research
Job Specialty: Postdoctoral
Position Type: Full-time
Shift Length: 8 hour shift
Base Pay:$64,500.00 – $93,600.00

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